SPDR Research Analyst-2

Employer
State Street UK
Location
Kraków, Poland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 30, 2019
Closes
May 30, 2019
Ref
5821546
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The role of a SPDR Research Analyst is to provide data and analytical support to the Global SPDR Business with a specific focus:

Competitive Analysis Returns Based Data & Analytics Portfolio Analysis Ad Hoc Team Support

This role provides support, and is part of, the SPDR Americas Research team.

Competitive Analysis
  • Production of Morningstar Side by Side comparisons
  • Provide thoughtful reasoning and build an investment case for a client to use a SPDR ETF versus competing exposures.
  • Production of Universe comparison in Morningstar vs competition both ETF and active funds
Returns Based Data and Analytics
  • Production of Zephyr Based Returns reports
  • Provide data sets to clients such as holdings, returns streams, fundamental characteristics, and other ad hoc requests.
Portfolio Analysis
  • Production of the SPDR signature Portfolio Insights and Analysis, an in-depth look into our client's portfolio construction featuring valuable insights to areas of weakness and potential risk.
    4. Ad Hoc Team Support
  • Provide support to the SPDR Americas Research team with their analysis, white papers, commentary, and other data oriented requests.
  • Provide support to the SPDR EMEA Research team with their analysis, white papers, commentary, and other data oriented requests.
  • Build automated data-feeds for monthly and quarterly updates of: index comparisons documents, standard presentations.

Other
As an analyst, you will engage with all channels of the SPDR sales organization to provide thorough research and market/competitive analysis. You will also collaborate with marketing, product, and the investment strategy teams to achieve the firm's desired results. The candidate will be able to analyze products within the context of the competitive landscape and evaluate positioning for our clients. You should have a desire to utilize technology and create solutions to increase efficiencies in the workflow.

The candidate should possess good mathematical, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Desire to develop understanding global ETF landscape and the SPDR ETF business
  • Working knowledge of using tools such as Bloomberg, Morningstar, and Zephyr preferred.
  • Previous experience with ETFs is desirable, but not necessary
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, providing support as required
  • Ability to use initiative, demonstrate flexibility and think creatively to solve problems
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Absolute attention to detail and high degree of accuracy when working under pressure
  • Commitment to further study and qualifications (preferably CFA or studying for CFA designation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, VBA and PowerPoint
  • Programming skills
  • Awareness or risks associated with investing
  • Maintaining knowledge of market and economic issues
Computer literacy is essential although some IT skills can be acquired during training. Excel is particularly important as roles often involve financial modelling and projection work.
Core Competencies
  • Good numerical and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Very good EnglishDisposition
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
Self-reliant
Core Competencies
  • Good numerical and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Very good EnglishDisposition
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
Self-reliant
Bachelors Degree or equivalent

Experience requirement: 2-5 years working in a financial institution or a finance-specific industry

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